Profronde Almelo 2011 / 26 August / Almelo
Samuel Sánchez (EUS), who was at the Profronde Almelo last year, returned in 2011 to show his polkadot jersey. Some of the other riders that were present at the criterium were Johnny Hoogerland, Rob Ruijgh, Lieuwe Westra, Joost van Leijen (Vacansoleil-DCM), André Greipel, Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma – Lotto), Thomas Dekker, Raymond Kreder (Chipotle Development Team) and Reinier Honig (Landbouwkrediet).
Maarten Tjallingii, who worked hard for his team in the Tour de France, was there too. This year he became third in Paris-Roubaix. Other riders from Team Rabobank were Bram Tankink and Coen Vermeltfoort.
The peloton just after the official start. After 100 kilometres through the centre of Almelo, Rob Ruijgh (VCD) became the winner at the end of the night.
It is always hard for us to make good and clear photos at a criterium like the Profronde Almelo, because it is dark right from the start. It does create some amazing effects, like in the photo above when you see the peloton at top speed. For more info on cycling criteriums go here or to www.profrondealmelo.nl